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Kiss of the Rabbit God (兔兒神)

Kiss of the Rabbit God (兔兒神)

A Chinese-American restaurant worker falls in love with an 18th century Qing dynasty god who visits him at night and leads him on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery.

Trapped in the grind of working full time at a Chinese restaurant, a young repressed boy named Matt encounters a mysterious, seductive visitor with crimson hair. When nightly visits from this red-haired figure blossom into a tryst, Matt struggles to surrender himself to romantic intimacy. Challenged by the mysterious visitor who reveals himself to be an ancient deity, The Rabbit God, Matt must release himself from self - imprisonment and embark on a journey of sexual awakening and discovery. Interweaving personal family history in the Chinese restaurant business with the richness of Chinese mythology, "Kiss of the Rabbit God" is a confession and a love letter to the queer Asian - American community and tells the story of a lover's quest for self-possession to own one's desire and unlock sexual intimacy through spiritual embodiment.

Writer/Director: Andrew Thomas Huang
Producer: Sara Nassim

Starring:

Teddy Lee (as “Matt”)
Jeff Chen (as “Tu’er Shen” aka The Rabbit God)

Cinematographer: Rina Yang
Production Designer: Stella Deng
Hair Makeup & Adornments: Tanya Melendez
Costume Designer: Stephanie Strate
Sound Designer: Nathan Ruyle
Editor & Original Music Composer: Andrew Thomas Huang
Colorist: Gregory Reese at The Mill
Executive Producers: Sara Greco & Natalie Difford

Production Company: Collider
Made with support from Cinereach & Nowness

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Kiss of the Rabbit God (兔兒神)
  • Kiss of the Rabbit God (兔兒神)

    A Chinese-American restaurant worker falls in love with an 18th century Qing dynasty god who visits him at night and leads him on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery.

    Trapped in the grind of working full time at a Chinese restaurant, a young repressed boy named Matt encounters a mys...